Who is Theodora

 
 
Theodora Cleave .. .
Hello ! 
I am Barb Smith,  the designer of the  Theodora Cleave label
a reflection of my inspirational spirit. 
A Small & intimate business by choice, it is the individual way I love to meet my customers ....
In this internationally successful business, you deal directly with the creator  of the wood buttons, brooches ,decorations, stitchery designs...etc !
Who knows the story behind each of her santas, deer, angels, numerous cats & few dogs, and all the birds and some fine ladies as well as flowers, trees etc....
and sometimes will Tell the history at special outings like a Trunk show, workshops , quilt show etc....
Some stories are created using the buttons & decorations in what are named  Button Stitchery Stories.... first created to show stitchers etc how to use them...which started at a Trade Fair... and has become a part of my self expression !
There were times I also did paint fabric lessons from 2 of my  stitchery books under the trade name of Woodcutter's Daughter .
as well as stitcheries & quilts, cloth dolls & santas  
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I have published 4 stitchery books in the past under my old trading name of Woodcutter's Daughter & 3 booklets for stitching under Theodora Cleave
Buttons in projects appear in French magazines &  Australian publications also
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I have integrity in originality & hope it is always respected for that by everyone
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